5-year-old girl, 2 teens wounded in drive-by shooting on South Side

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CHICAGO — A 5-year-old girl and two teenage boys are among 24 people shot since midnight on Tuesday across Chicago.

The three children were injured in a drive-by shooting around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of West Pershing in Wentworth Gardens.

Police said two teenage boys were walking with a group, when someone in a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire. A 15-year-old was struck at least twice, in the face and in the leg. A 16-year-old was struck three times in the leg. The two are listed in fair condition.

A 5-year-old girl was in front of her home with family when the shooting happened. She was struck in the leg by a stray bullet. She is in fair condition.

It does not appear the victims know each other, police said.

Police do not believe the teen boys were the shooter’s intended targets.

No one is in custody.

Community Advocate Andrew Holmes is encouraging that shooter to turn themselves in, and pleading with residents to share what they know.


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